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Best Options for Treating Spider Veins


The good news for men and women suffering from the problem of varicose and spider veins is that there are numerous spider vein treatment options to consider. Whether your problem is a cluster of unsightly spider veins or a somewhat painful varicose vein problem, these treatments may help you avoid surgical procedures that could take you off your feet for longer than you would like.  

Lifestyle Changes

Obviously, the idea is, to begin with, the least invasive procedure in hopes of eliminating the problem. Adding daily exercises to improve circulation is a great way to boost vein health and eliminate unsightly vein problems. Also, staying hydrated and eating a diet filled with vitamins and nutrients is a logical second step. Don’t forget to engage in a little external skin care too.

Support Stockings

Compression stockings can help reduce the pain that is associated with varicose veins and spider veins. Obviously, this is a next level treatment for veins that have passed beyond unsightly so that you are now experiencing some burning, itching and other minor pain associated with your veins.


This treatment involves tiny incisions used in conjunction with a special hook that removes the veins from your legs. The incisions are so small they only need a compression bandage to heal. There are rarely any scars from this treatment and you can return to your normal routine fairly quickly. Better still, insurance will often cover this procedure that is practically pain-free.


Sclerotherapy is often the spider vein treatment of choice among those who are experiencing great physical or emotional discomfort as a result of their veins. The treatment is more invasive than other options but still offers a fairly quick return to normal activities and exercise can resume within a few days. This treatment involves the injection of a solution that causes the walls of your targeted veins to stick together and collapse in on themselves. Eventually, the no longer useful vein will be absorbed by the body and fade from sight (the fading takes three to six weeks on average).

These procedures each have something beneficial to offer the right patients. If you have questions about which treatment option is best for you, be sure to call Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center at 914-295-2202 to schedule your assessment and consultation.

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